Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Star Trek: More Tribbles, More Troubles

My friends and I are embarking on a new journey to watch all 22 episodes of Star Trek's animated series.  We'll be posting on Wednesdays.  All are welcome to join us for all or parts of our adventure. 

Episode: "More Tribbles, More Troubles"
Series: Star Trek: The Animated Series
Season 1, Episode 5
Original Air Date: October 7, 1973
via Memory Alpha
"More Tribbles, More Troubles" was initially submitted as a TOS episode as a sequel to one of the franchise's most famous stories: "The Trouble with Tribbles."  On a mission to escort grain cargo ships, the Enterprise runs into a Klingon battlecruiser.  The Klingons, in turn, are in pursuit of an old friend of our heroes: Cyrano Jones.  Jones deals in tribbles, an adorable and dangerously fertile critter.  Just as in the earlier story, Kirk and company must juggle delicate diplomacy with pest control.

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via Memory Alpha
Stanley Adams voiced Cyrano Jones, reprising the role he had performed in the prior episode.  Adams was born April 7, 1915 in New York City.  He made his first film appearance as the bartender in 1952's Death of a Salesman.  He played Rusty Trawler in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Most of Adams's work was in television, making guest appearances on many of the most enduring shows of the 1960s: The Twilight Zone, Gilligan's Island, The Addams Family and The Dick Van Dyke Show among others.  In addition to his acting appearances on Trek, he wrote a TOS episode: "The Mark of Gideon."

Adams died in 1977 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

If you would care to join us for all or part of our travels, please add your link to the list below.  In the meantime, please visit the others who are participating.  Next week: "The Survivor."


30 comments:

  1. He is one of my favourite rascals:) What a shame that he took his own life

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  2. Oh My Goodness.
    Every time I read someone died from a self-inflected gunshot wound I feel so sad. I remember him from many of the shows you mentioned.
    Did you like this one ?

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. It was okay. The original was such a delightful surprise for me. This one didn't quite live up but sequels rarely do. Next week's episode is stronger, I think.

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  3. Not being a Star Trek fan, I had no idea there was also an animated version.

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    1. It's fun. The original series is better but these are a decent after-dinner treat.

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  4. I'm posting a review today (for a change) and I didn't know Adams died from a gunshot wound. So sad

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  5. I don't remember that animated episode but the first one was a favorite.

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    1. For me, too. The original was on my must-see top 10 list.

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  6. Those look like piles of those Snow Balls.

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    1. "Those" snow balls? You mean the ones in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back? Those are the pink ones that come to mind for me.

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  7. I had to post two articles today but thankfully the tribbles got me through it. Seriously, Adams makes me laugh especially when he says "Friend Kirk" He'll always be remembered fondly for these epic episodes.

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    1. I really appreciate you sticking with me through A-Z. I know how tough it is to maintain the rest of one's blogging schedule in April. That's the main reason I don't do the challenge anymore.

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  8. Trouble with Tribbles--awesome memory. Loved seeing that in the last ST movie with Khan, a tribble was used to test Khan's blood.

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    1. I'd forgotten about that! That was definitely a nice touch - a nod to the devoted.

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  9. Thanks for alerting me to this episode. Son in another city and I have started watching the animated series and enjoying them. I do recall tribbles in a well-composed DS9 episode (season 5, episode 6) that was great fun too!

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    1. I haven't seen the DS9 one... yet.

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    2. I absolutely LOVED the DS9 episode! Great fun!

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    3. I know it's one of your favorites, Mock. Someday...

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  10. You'd be proud of me - I've watched this episode! I'm slow, but determined to be Squid-worthy.

    I'm liking the cartoon!

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  11. You'd be proud of me - I've watched this episode! I'm slow, but determined to be Squid-worthy.

    I'm liking the cartoon!

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    1. I'm alway... Wait, didn't we just do this?

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  12. Ooh, fun activity! I had no idea there was an animated series. ;)

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  13. Sounds fun. Thanks for the heads up.

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  14. I have to check out at least one of these animated episodes because until I heard about them on your blog a couple weeks ago I didn't even know they existed! :)
    ~Jess

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